Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Let Me Introduce... by Christina Rich

Shortly after I joined the Crafty Ladies, the Love Inspired Historical authors received word that the line was closing. That was about a year ago, and I just realized that I've never really introduced myself or my books. Outside of my call story I don't think I've talked about my Love Inspired books at all. Partly because when I signed on as a blogger I fully expected to be writing about upcoming historical releases. Unfortunately, that never happened. Maybe one day (yes, I pray the market will scream for historicals once again) until then I intend on working toward submitting to the suspense line.

Anyway, here are my Love Inspired Historical releases.

2014

A Kingdom in Jeopardy


An evil queen and her royal guards will stop at nothing to find—and kill—the rightful heir to the throne of Judah. When their pursuit leads them to Mira’s village, only her father’s bond servant, Ari, a man shrouded in secrets, can keep Mira safe.

Abandoning his life as a temple guard and becoming an indentured servant was the only way Ari could protect young Joash, the true King of Judah, from Queen Athaliah. But his sacred duty prevents him from confessing his feelings for his master’s daughter. With the future of their nation on the line, Ari and Mira will risk everything to save their people.



2014

He Was Hers to Command

Swept away from her home and into the desert, Abigail is as much a prisoner as she is a princess. A ruthlessly ambitious captain of the palace guard intends to force her into marriage and rule Judah through her. Yet the badly beaten soldier Abigail rescues offers another choice—if she dares trust him.

She is royalty, yet Jesse is surprised by the gentle compassion Abigail shows him as he heals. In return, he will help her escape to Jerusalem, protecting her life with his own. But Abigail’s rank and Jesse’s deadly past makes any future impossible, unless forgiveness forged by love can triumph over all.



2015

 Captain of Her Heart

 
Sold into slavery by her jealous sisters, Ada finds herself captive on the ship of a Greek merchant. Expecting a harsh new master, she’s surprised to find the captain compassionate—and attractive. Yet she can’t fall for the man who owns her—not when she watched her enslaved mother pine after her unyielding father.

Nicolaus only wants to rescue the beautiful, mistreated woman from the auction block. He plans to free Ada, just as soon as he secures his inheritance. Which means racing the ship back to his homeland to best his brother. If he loses, all his cargo will be forfeited—including Ada. But as perilous storms reveal her courage and grace, the question becomes, can his heart stand to let her go?




2016

A Business Arrangement 

When the railroad pushes to buy her land, orphaned Cameron Sims will do anything to keep the only home she and her sisters have ever known. Even if she must marry a stranger. But she’s determined her agreement with the mysterious, dashing man—who’s unlike anything the Kansas railroad town has ever seen—will remain simply business.

Duncan Murray doesn’t want a wife. He wants Sims Creek, a sanctuary that can help him forget a troubled childhood. But his reluctant, and captivating, bride-to-be is key to making his dreams a reality. And despite their business arrangement, Camy and Duncan might be signing on the dotted line for true love…


 My first three books are set in Ancient Judah. The last is set in a fictional town based off a little community a few miles from my home. After having written in different eras I find that I love them all. However, I think Ancient Judah owns the bigger piece of my heart.

For you historical readers, what is your favorite era?

10 comments:

  1. Christina, all these stories sound intriguing and what an interesting setting. Thank you for sharing these wonderful stories with us.

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  2. I love reading Biblical times fiction, especially when I find some tidbit of history that sends me on a research journey to find out if it's true. Do you have more ideas for such stories? I remember when the Warrior's Vow came out. I thought it was such an awesome cover.

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    1. Pamela, thank you. I love each of my covers. I do have more planned out and can't wait to finish them.

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  3. Christina, I remember the Biblical fiction I loved as a youth. Did you read THE ROBE and THE SILVER CHALICE? Both stories have stayed with me all these years. I can only think of a handful of authors who write Biblical fiction today. I want you to make your mark in that genre...and make it BIG! That's my prayer for your writing! :)

    Hugs!

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    1. Oh, Debby! I think you're the first to encourage me to keep going. With the historical market down it's easy to get discouraged and move to another genre. And the ones who do write are fabulous.

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    2. You're a wonderful writer, Christina, and Biblical fiction is your passion. Go for it! :)

      I'll be your prayer support!

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    3. Thank you, Debby! I appreciate it.

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  4. What lovely covers those are. Each book sounds amazing. I hope you continue to write historical fiction. Though I do wish you well in this is suspense line. My favorite historical time period is medieval Scotland or Ireland.

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    1. Terri, the first book I wrote is set on the Borders in 1603. One day I'll revisit it and hopefully publish it.

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